It’s a classic Westminster story. Business secretary Kwasi Kwarteng says during a TV interview that he’s having meetings with the Treasury about the energy crisis. Oh no he’s not, says the Treasury, as he has barely gone off-camera. Oh yes he is, says the prime minister’s spokesperson.
Who cares, say the people running Britain’s energy-intensive industries – people who are staring down the barrels of a pair of shotguns labelled “shutdown” and “bankruptcy”.
You can understand why the media is in such a froth about who met whom, or who didn’t meet whom; when it happened, if it happened; and the warring cabinet.
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